It’s the world’s most famous horse race.
The Randox Grand National is a contest like no other. Forty runners compete over more than four miles and over 30 unique fences, including Becher’s Brook, Valentine’s and The Chair.
First won in 1839 by a horse named Lottery, the race gained a reputation for being exactly that - a handicap race giving 100-1 chances the same opportunity to win as red-hot favourites.
In recent years trainers and jockeys have praised the Grand National as rewarding a better quality of equine athlete, but that doesn’t mean outsiders can’t spring a surprise.
No matter whether you’re a seasoned racing fan who travels the country following your favourite horses or someone who tunes in on ITV just once a year, the Grand National is the race the world stops to watch.
Sweepstakes are run in offices up and down the UK, the runners and riders are scoured for favourite colours or names and families put life on pause to watch at 5.15pm.
Tiger Roll’s back-to-back victories in 2018 and 2019 have helped write him into the history books alongside three-time winner Red Rum and dual 1890s winner Manifesto.
Every year offers its own unique fairytale story for trainers, owners, horses and jockeys and we’ve picked out some of the classic Grand Nationals from our archives, putting them in one place for you to watch from start to finish.